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The Problem Club (1919)

By: Pain, Barry

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, W. Collins & Co.: 1921

Seller ID: VN2636

Condition: Good


Third Impression. This edition is not illustrated. Original red cloth. framed and lettered in black. A few light marks, good. Collection of 12 "puzzle" stories: mysteries without crime. View more info

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The Virgin Fortress (1912)

By: Pemberton, Max

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2691

Condition: Good


Colour frontispiece. Original dark red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine sunned, corners lightly rubbed, good. View more info

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As in a Looking Glass (1885)

By: Philips, F. C. [Francis Charles Philips]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Tauchnitz: 1886

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: VN2634

Condition: Good


Late C19th green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, fore-edges marbled, brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, good. Todd [2425a]. First issue, series half-title bound in. View more info

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Young Mr Ainslie's Courtship (1889)

By: Philips, F. C. [Francis Charles Philips]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Swan, Sonnenschein & Co.: 1890

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN2669

Condition: Good


Original maroon cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt, black endpapers. Extremities scuffed, signature and disparaging remarks in pencil on prelims, a couple of underlinings (in pencil), good. The novel was reissued in 1911 under a new title: The Wicked Miss Keane. View more info

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Men Women and Things (1898)

By: Philips, F. C. [Francis Charles Philips]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth & Co.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2678

Condition: Good


Orange cloth, lettered and framed in black. Generally marked on boards, lacks front free endpaper, stamps on front pastedown, otherwise a tight copy, good only. A collection of short stories. View more info

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Book Here (1915)

By: Ride, W. Pett [William Pett Ridge]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1915

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN2629

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Original green cloth, lettered in orange. Boards clean and bright, binding tight; inscription (1915) on front pastedown, a little foxing: very good+. A scarce collection of sixteen short stories. View more info

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The Adventures of Cigarette (1915, as The Six-Pointed Cross in the Dust)

By: Roland, John [ie John Rathbone Oliver]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1915

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN2597

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, decorated in black, lettered in white. Lettering on spine largely rubbed away, otherwise good. View more info

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In Dark Places (1923)

By: Russell, John

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Thornton Butterworth: 1923

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2606

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, lettered in black on spine. Spine lightly sunned, corners rubbed, good. Tales of the "East", the Pacific, South America. Several stories have supernatural overtones, including The Slaver. View more info

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A Soldier of Life (1916)

By: Selicourt, Hugh de

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co.: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2610

Condition: Very Good


Original dark green cloth. Lightly scuffed, gilt lettering a little dulled on spine, foxing on prelims, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. View more info

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A Cupful of Tears. Sixteen Victorian Novelettes Selected by Martin Seymour-Smith (1965)

By: Several authors: Amanda McKittrick Ros, H. S. Merriman, Mary Bradford Whiting, Evelyn Everett Green, Lillian Street, Hesba Stretton & others

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Wolfe Publishing: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2635

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth, lettered in white on spine. Spine ends bumped, otherwise very good. Original decorated dustwrappers. Light edgewear, nicks on corners, good only. The novelettes are: Irene Iddesleigh (Ros); The Prodigal's Return (Merriman); Chis (Bradford-Whiting); Only a Child (Green); Gott Sent Her (Street); Little Meg's Children (Stretton), plus Humpty Dumpty & The Two Bens (both anonymous);Thy Cloke Also (Albert E Hopper); In the Shelter of the Cross (Gak Tsok Si... View more info

Image for A Son of the People A Romance of the Hungarian Plains (Orczy); The Prisoner of Zenda Being the History of Three Months in the Life of an English Gentleman (Hope); Rupert of Hentzau (Hope); Coronation Mysteries (Hill); The Herne Lodge Mystery (Desart); Johnny Fortnight (Phillpotts)

A Son of the People A Romance of the Hungarian Plains (Orczy); The Prisoner of Zenda Being the History of Three Months in the Life of an English Gentleman (Hope); Rupert of Hentzau (Hope); Coronation Mysteries (Hill); The Herne Lodge Mystery (Desart); Johnny Fortnight (Phillpotts)

By: Several Authors: Baroness Orczy, Anthony Hope, Headon Hill, Earl of Desart, Eden Phillpotts

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Various Publisher: Greening, Arrowsmith, Digby Long, Swan Sonnenschein: 1912

Seller ID: VN2676

Condition: Good


Six Edwardian/Georgian paperbacks, bound together (without original wrappers) in black leather over purple boards; no titling on binding; black endpapers; all edges red. Small paper label with number (1042) on spine, some browning of paper, extremities rubbed, one or two pages rubbed on edges, good. Adventure and mystery fiction. Desart's novel is scarce: Phillpotts's originally appeared under the title The Good Read Earth. A heavy item which will require additional post... View more info

Image for The Mystery of The Yellow Room (Leroux); A Thief in the Night, Last Chronicles of Raffles (Hornung); The Belle of Toorak (Hornung); The Brass Bottle (Anstey); The Giant's Robe (Anstey)

The Mystery of The Yellow Room (Leroux); A Thief in the Night, Last Chronicles of Raffles (Hornung); The Belle of Toorak (Hornung); The Brass Bottle (Anstey); The Giant's Robe (Anstey)

By: Several Authors: Gaston Leroux, E. W. Hornung, F. Anstey

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Amalgamated Press: 1908

Seller ID: VN2675

Condition: Good


Undated (c1908). Five Edwardian paperbacks, in the Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels series, bound together (without original wrappers) in pink binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Paper slightly tanned, otherwise very good. A heavy item which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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The Mayor of Littlejoy (1901)

By: Smale, Fred C.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2681

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1901]. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, with illustration in gilt and white, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, endpapers browned, otherwise very good. A comic fantasy: the mayor (Alderman Pettigrew) is greatly embarrassed to discover that his great-great-great-great grandmother was -- and still very much is -- a fairy called Rosabel. View more info

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Bad to Beat & From Post to Finish with The Spy Company & The Empty Hotel

By: Smart, Hawley & Archibald Clavering Gunter

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1907

Seller ID: VN2618

Condition: Good


The first two titles are by Smart, the second two by Gunter. The first is dated 1907.the others are undated but from the same period. Four Edwardian paperbacks bound as one in beaded maroon cloth, without original wrappers. Illustrated. Small knock to leading edge of front board, otherwise good. View more info

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Willow the King The Story of a Cricket Match (1899)

By: Snaith, J. C. [John Collis Snaith)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1900

Seller ID: VN2619

Condition: Good


Yellowback. Undated, c1900. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, over blue cloth spine. The illustration on the front cover shows a cricket match with a woman batting. Free corners rubbed, edgewear, spine a trifle dulled, endpapers replaced, now good. Not listed in Topp's survey of yellowbacks. View more info

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Araminta (1909)

By: Snaith, J. C. [John Collis Snaith]

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1913

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: VN2687

Condition: Good


Original card wrappers, dated July 1913 on rear. First issue. Corners curled, a few marks on front good. View more info

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Loyal After All & Scraps (1893)

By: Soldier, An Old

Price: £18.00

Publisher: None given, "Printed by J. H. Clark": 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2620

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Some marks on boards, corners rubbed, endpapers browned, fair/good. Stories, poems, memories and religious reflections by an unknown "old soldier" View more info

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Windyhaugh (1898)

By: Travers, Graham [ie Dr Margaret Todd]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Edinburgh/London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1899

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: VN2608

Condition: Very Good


Lightly scuffed on edges, boards lightly marked, inscription (1908) on front free endpaper, very good. The story of the growth of Wilhelmina Galbraith, brought up in isolation in the lonely house of the title. View more info

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Harry Heathcote of Gangoil. A Tale of Australian Bush Life

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: VN2682

Condition: Good


Undated reprint in Ward, Lock's Select Library of Fiction (c1889). Frontispiece. Original green cloth with elaborate design on front board (based on two overlapping circles) in darker green and black, lettered in gilt; red-and-brown leaf-patterned endpapers. A little light scuffing, corners rubbed, some foxing post, prize inscription on half0title (1889), good+. View more info

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Torrents of Spring (1897)

By: Turgenev, Ivan, translated [from the Russian] by Constance Garnett

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1897

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN2718a

Condition: Good


The Novels of Ivan Turgenev, Volume XI. Original beige cloth, ruled and lettered in black. Spine a little darkened, with tiny chip at head, foxing on prelims, impressed stamp ("Presentattion Copy") on prelims, good. Also contains the short stories First Love & Mumu. View more info